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Hunter safety course offered in Escambia Co.

News Release

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Escambia County.

The course is at W.J. Woodham Middle School, 150 E. Burgess Rd. in Pensacola. Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 4, 6, 11 and 13, and Oct. 15 from 7 to 10 a.m.

Students who have taken the Internet course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report and attend only the Oct. 4 class from 6 to 10 p.m. and Oct. 15 from 7 to 10 a.m.

An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 at all times. Students are encouraged to bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.

The hunter safety course is required for people born on or after June 1, 1975, to purchase a Florida hunting license. The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at or by calling the FWC's regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.

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